I join the American family in mourning the death of former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden to brain cancer. He was a joy to his loved ones, an advocate for our most vulnerable, and a Bronze Star Army Captain who fought for veterans and military families. Many politicians preach family values -- Beau Biden lived them.
Before then, Memorial Day felt more like a "day-off," but now it's an opportunity to honor the service of friends, colleagues, classmates and my grandfather's generation who put service over self to defend our nation.
As a tech-savvy Broker, Melissa is always on the lookout for smart technology solutions to help her efficiently manage and grow her business.
It's also a time to reflect on what we can do to preserve America's natural spaces for the enjoyment of future generations. This June, I invite you to get outdoors to recreate, but also to protect the environment.
While these are certainly important considerations, their dominant place in the discussion of higher education is far out of proportion to the values and priorities of today's young people.
Government employees are often taken for granted, that is until there is a crisis and the public expects that they will step in and immediately solve the problem at hand. And when things go wrong, of course, there is no shortage of criticism and outrage.
Throughout my first two years at Penn, I have had the opportunity to learn from world experts and renowned researchers. But what would I say has been the most valuable part of my Ivy League education?
President Mary Hinton, professors and staff, family and friends, and the College of St Benedict's Class of 2015, it is an honor for me to address you today.
Jury duty is a valuable form of community involvement. Without jurors there would be no jury trials, and without jury trials we would lose an effective and fair way to seek justice and hold members of the community accountable.
This week, The Pollination Project and our community of Daily Givers supported projects that strengthen our food supply by caring for bees, helping people find culturally-relevant ways to access and enjoy vegan food, encouraging people grow food and teaching people healthier ways to cook.
Clearly many people turn to the spa industry in hopes of providing their loved ones with a memorable experience. But in the past several years many high-end spas have been plagued with reports of service that is less than stellar.
An atheist walked into three churches last Sunday. I know. Sounds like the beginning of a great joke. In fact, you could probably come up with an awesome punch line.
Sure, the political system in Washington can certainly be described as dysfunctional -- and that's putting it kindly. But lumping together self-interested politicians with dedicated public sector employees is just plain wrong.
One of the benefits of a Harvard fellowship is the opportunity to reflect upon the higher purposes of our country's civic institutions, and how those who serve within them can make meaningful progress for the American public.
Service is the core of Sikh practice, but it's not the kind of service we think we know. Seva is not safe. Seva is not easy. Seva means selfless service.
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